About Us

About Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Program promotes an understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Latino/Hispanic populations of the United States. The program includes a strong emphasis on community education and involvement that is demonstrated through newspaper and television communications as well as timely public events. LAS offers a B.A. in Latin American Studies and an interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American Area Studies.

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Mission

Our mission is to provide students with the necessary tools and relevant knowledge to understand, study, and work with Hispanic populations. To offer students research opportunities as they fulfill written requirements in their advanced courses and work on their exit research projects. Students will gain a broad and thorough understanding of the Americas in terms of their historical, cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions.

Vision

Our program provides a variety of courses that promote an understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Latino/Hispanic populations of the United States. The Latin American Studies B.A. is an interdisciplinary program, including the fields of Anthropology, Art, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, and Political Science.